You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to supply or sell tobacco products. Tobacco products include processed tobacco, and any product that
contains tobacco that is manufactured to be used for smoking, sucking,
chewing or snuffing and is not included in the Australian Register of
This standard applies to all tobacco products that are supplied on or after 1 January 2012. A tobacco product sold through retail sale must be in retail packaging when it is sold. Retail packaging must meet the requirements set out in this standard, including carrying health warning information and graphics.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.
Code of Practice
A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Enforcement and Compliance Executive
Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Australian Government)
Competition and Consumer (Tobacco) Information Standard 2011 (Australian Government)
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